Milborough Crewe (née Alpress)

???? - 1803


Mother of Rev. Willoughby Crewe, John Frederick Crewe and Richard Crewe jun.; daughter of Hon. Samuel Alpress; and wife of Richard Crewe (each of whom q.v.). Richard Crewe successfully brought a suit against Sir Henry Charles Englefield in 1799-1800 for 'criminal conversation' with his wife Milborough and sought a divorce from her in the House of Lords in 1802. Genealogical material online consistently points to her dying the following year, in 1803, but LBS has not verified this.

  1. She appears as 'Milburgh Allpress' in the ODNB entry for Sir Henry Charles Englefield, which also gives her death-date as 1803. The couple had a son, who could not inherit his father's baronetcy by reason of his illegitimacy.


Journals of the House of Lords 41 Geo III Vol 43 pp. 265-8.

  1. Nurse, Bernard. "Englefield, Sir Henry Charles, seventh baronet (c. 1752–1822), antiquary and writer on science." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 15 Oct. 2019.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Richard Crewe

Relationships (6)

Daughter → Father
Daughter → Mother
Mother → Son
Wife → Husband
Mother → Son
Mother → Son